OCEANIA ISSUE 791 Mar 2020

vicki leopold Auckland advertising photographers & directors

Vicki is an award winning photographer-director, originally trained as a press photographer. She spent the first seven years of her career based out of Auckland shooting for a national newspaper and freelancing for magazines. Vicki dedicated these early years to honing her craft shooting people from all walks of life from prison inmates, to musicians and actors, to everyday hardworking folk, to international celebrities, sport stars and politicians.

From photojournalism Vicki then made the move into the advertising arena specialising in crafting emotive, documentary style portraiture campaigns. The move to directing was a natural career progression for Vicki with TVC and brand online campaigns becoming a regular addition to her photography commissions. Her extensive experience capturing spontaneous, authentic moments in life and her ability to create an easy rapport with her subjects makes her a popular choice with creative teams and producers across Australasia.

Client list and campaigns include DDB, Colenso BBDO, M&C Saatchi, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ideaworks, Microsoft, Samsung, Spark,Telstra, BNZ, Commonwealth Bank, Unilever Persil, ANZ Bank, Fonterra, Panadol, Sleepmaker and Pfizer.

Vicki works on personal projects alongside her commercial commissions. Her love of documentary led her to shoot the 'Prison Project' which was part of a group exhibition held in Sydney. She recently completed a documentary series shot inside a cigar factory in New Orleans and is currently working on a new portrait collection for exhibition later in 2020.

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